Does Protein Intake Have Any Side Effects?

Coach Sapna on November 05, 2016

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Read the article to know the pros and cons of your daily protein intake. Protein plays an important role in weight loss, building muscles, beautiful hair and flawless skin. That is because proteins are the basic nutrients required for a human body. It curbs your hunger by filling your stomach up. It repairs the muscles and helps them recover. Muscles, skin, hair and the tissues have high protein content in them. Hence it’s required to keep a track on how much should be your daily protein requirement.

What Is Your Ideal Daily Protein Requirement?

According to the research carried out by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s, the daily protein intake should include 0.8 grams of protein per kg of your body weight. So if the body weight would be 60kg, one should eat 48grams (60kg X 0.8) of protein per day.

In case of strength training, your daily protein requirement will be increased to an additional 1.5 grams of your body weight.

What Happens With Lack Of Protein Intake?

Lack of protein intake will break down the muscles in your body. Within a day or so, your body will lose the muscle mass quickly.

Symptoms of hair loss, dull skin, etc will occur. Protein is also considered as one of the best workout foods. Consider taking adequate amounts of protein before and after workout in your diet for better results.

What Are The Basic Sources Of Protein?

There are lots of food items that you can consume even between meals for proteins. Items like peanuts, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, etc. are rich protein sources.

Other food items include chicken, eggs, turkey, milk, tofu, paneer, lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, sprouts, yogurt, and spinach.

Does Protein Intake Have A Side Effect?

Proteins have a crucial importance in the body for muscle building and also for restoring the broken muscles.

It is mentioned a number of times that high protein intake causes kidney damage and osteoporosis.

In fact, higher protein intake lowers blood pressure and helps fight diabetes. In fact, even in healthy people, proteins are known to cause kidney diseases. So, one could say that there is no reason for cutting down the intake of proteins for kidney damage.

In fact, even science does not support any idea or any evidence for such matter.

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Coach Sapna

PGDM from Kirloskar Institute Of Advanced Management Studies | PGDHRM from Symbiosis | Graduation in Microbiology (Hons) from Delhi University Marketing enthusiast by profession, with the love for interacting with consumers to understand their psychology towards any brand/product. Through my articles, I intend to help all those who are looking for inspiration and happiness in life.
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